Tell Me More for Monday, August 19, 2013

Obamacare Raises Concerns About Doctor Deficit

As the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, more people are expected to have access to health insurance. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks about the need for more doctors in low-income communities and an effort to train more physicians of color. She hears from Dr. Wayne Frederick, Chief Academic Officer at Howard University.

First Look At New Al Jazeera America Network

The news channel Al Jazeera America launches on Tuesday. The company has been snapping up high-profile journalists, but it has to debunk the idea that Al Jazeera is a "terrorist" network. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to the New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter.

Can Twitter Boost Literacy?

Despite complaints that Twitter kills language, there's evidence that social media can be used to enhance reading and writing. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from Rey Junco, of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
The legendary artist began her career in 1963, the same year as the March on Washington. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about her life, work, and why no one originally wanted to hear her story.

Honoring Executive Producer Teshima Walker

Teshima Walker Izrael died on Friday after a two-year battle with colon cancer. She was 44 years old. Tell Me More shares one of the many stories she produced over the years. To add your tributes, use #TeamTeshima on Twitter or email tellmemore@npr.org.
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